Data Center Management

The data center is the repository for an organization's computer systems, data, and related equipment.

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  • Data Center Management
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The State And Direction Of Service Management: Progression, Deceleration, Or Stagnation?

    Benchmarks: The Service Management and Automation Playbook

    "How do we stack up against our peers?" is perhaps the most common question asked of Forrester, and never has this information been more important for service management and automation (SMA)...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Is Software-Defined Networking Ready For The Enterprise? Part 2 Of 3

    Enterprises And Vendors Need A Lot More Wrinkles On Their Face

    Even though software-defined networking (SDN) is widely popular with cloud providers, carriers, and universities, today's SDN solutions won't cure enterprise infrastructure and operations' (I&O's)...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Cloud-To-Cloud Resiliency

    Top Cloud Users Design A Multicloud Approach To Ensure Highly Available Services

    Just like on-premises infrastructure, clouds fail. We see this in the news on an almost daily basis. Yet as we enter the age of the customer, downtime is becoming less and less acceptable. How can...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Execute The Five Key Processes Of The Business Technology Resiliency Life Cycle

    Processes: The Business Technology Resiliency Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's solution for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders responsible for developing and implementing the core processes that support business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: IBM Plans To Build 15 Data Centers To Expand Its Global Cloud Footprint

    Cloud Will Continue To Be A Major Growth Engine For IBM

    On January 17, 2014, IBM announced plans to open 15 new data centers to expand its cloud footprint. Unlike Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google, which built cloud offerings for consumers before...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:AWS Cloud Security

    AWS Takes Important Steps For Securing Cloud Workloads

    Security to and from the cloud is a hot topic. The notion that cloud technologies should not be used by large enterprises due to security concerns is rapidly fading. Security still ranks as the No. 1...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Back Up Your Critical Cloud Data Before It's Too Late

    Cloud-To-Cloud Backup Emerges As A Practical Option For Cloud Data Protection

    For years, it has been standard practice to back up your critical data. You store several copies locally for operational recovery and send copies off-site (electronically or physically) for disaster...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Predictions For 2014: Technology Monitoring

    Monitoring Advances From Providing Reactive Information To Predictive Business Insights

    In 2014, technology monitoring priorities for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can no longer only focus on technology offerings that serve internal business services but must also...

    • Downloads: 249
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: Data Center Manager

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the data center manager role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. Sales...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014

    A Dozen Cloud-Based Resiliency Players Battle It Out For Top Honors

    In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) vendors, we identified the 12 most significant service providers — Axcient, Barracuda Networks, CenturyLink...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Traditional Disaster Recovery Service Providers, Q1 2014

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 45-criteria evaluation of traditional disaster recovery service providers, we identified the six most significant service providers — CSC, HP, IBM, Phoenix, Recovery Point...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Pricing Data Center Services

    Managed DC Services Move From A Dedicated Into A Shared Service Model

    The pricing of managed data center (DC) services, like server and storage management and database administration, is changing rapidly. Decreasing hardware costs, increasing efficiency, and the use of...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Case Study: News UK Transformed Its Data Center To Become More Agile

    In the past decade, news media companies have witnessed substantial disruptive changes in their marketplace, spurring them to significantly accelerate their IT transformation initiatives. As we have...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 3 Of 5

    Analysis Of Business Monitoring Technologies In The "Survival" Ecosystem Phase

    In Part 3 of Forrester's TechRadar™ series on business technology (BT) monitoring, we examine eight technologies in the "Survival" ecosystem phase: business activity monitoring, cloud cost...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2014

    Tougher Conditions Await Global Brands As Local Vendors Grab A Larger Share Of The World's Third-Largest Market

    IT purchases in China will reach $113 billion in 2013, making it the third-largest tech market in the world after the US and Japan. China is still largely a hardware-driven market, but spending on...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:From Singapore To Tokyo: Choosing A Data Center Location In Asia Pacific

    Use A Structured Approach To Select The Site That Best Meets Your Needs

    Asia Pacific-based organizations and multinational corporations (MNCs) entering the region are fueling demand for data center resources, space, and power. A number of factors are accelerating this...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Refocus Application Rationalization Toward Business Service Optimization

    Right-Sized Business Services Replace One-Size-Fits-All Rationalization Objectives

    Your business model is embedded in your applications and technology. The alignment of the application portfolio with the business's strategy and operating model is a key element in business...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Consolidate And Optimize Your IT Infrastructure And Data Centers Into 2014 And Beyond

    Executive Overview: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    The next wave of data center and IT infrastructure optimization and consolidation will be driven by a workload-centric, software-defined, and hybrid cloud approach. At the same time, I&O leaders...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Breaking Down VMworld 2013

    VMware Delivers A Strong SDDC Message, An Incremental Cloud Story, And A Relatively Weak End User Computing Message

    Is the traditional data center about to be disrupted by the cloud? Not if VMware can help it. Last week's annual VMworld conference in San Francisco drew over 20,000 infrastructure and operations...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Business Technology Monitoring, Q3 2013, Part 1 Of 5

    To Become A True Business Partner, Focus Investment On Customer-Centric Monitoring Technologies

    The monitoring technology market is awash with solutions, marketing acronyms, best practices, and the promise of "proactive" technology management. For many enterprise IT organizations, this remains...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Calculate The ROI Of Data Center Investments in India

    Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) analysis has been used to calculate the ROI of data center facilities. The TEI methodology is used to measure the effectiveness of an IT (or other) investment...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Or Colocate? The ROI Of Data Center Facilities In India

    A Total Economic Impact™ Analysis Shows That Colocation Is More Economical Than Building A Data Center For Most Indian Companies

    Data centers in India are running low on space, power, and cooling capacity. When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in India...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Calculate The ROI Of Data Center Investments

    Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) analysis has been used to calculate the ROI of data center facilities. The TEI methodology is used to measure the effectiveness of an IT (or other) investment...

    • Downloads: 45
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Build Or Colocate? The ROI Of Your Next Data Center

    Business Case: The IT Infrastructure Playbook

    Data centers are running low on space, power, and cooling capacity. When it comes time to provision new data center capacity, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals face a critical...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Infrastructure And Operations For 2020 With Tools And Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The I&O Practice Playbook

    As more and more business services are provided through cloud and mobile technologies, business users see an opportunity to gain more control over IT, decentralize IT functions, and move from a...

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